Looking at Novel destinations for Stag and Hen Parties on The Hard Shoulder

What makes a Stag or Hen party great? Well I’ve been searching all over to find ideas for some novel travel with your mates that will be fun even if you aren’t getting married!

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Hen and Stag Sligo

B&B Accommodation in one of our hotel partners
A stag activity
A steak meal and pint
Pre-club shots in a disco bar
VIP nightclub access
Working on the basis of the Clayton 4-Star hotel and Clay Pigeon Shooting as the activity – the cost would be €124 euro. Or €109 based on self-catering.

The Surfing Package is €119 euro and €104 based on self-catering.

Hen & Stag Sligo

This is how it works

“We know everything about Hens & Stags in Sligo”

w: http://www.henandstagsligo.ie

e: info@henandstagsligo.ie

t: +353 (0)71 910 3204 (Ireland) or +44 (0) 289 590 3083 (UK)



A Moonlight Kayak in West Cork with

At  Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Something for the more active hens at Inchydoney

Overlooking two magnificent stretches of Blue Flag beach, just outside the pretty heritage town of Clonakilty in West Cork, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is a warm, polished and welcoming seaside hotel with a unique and wonderful thalasso therapy seawater spa. It’s the perfect choice for hens and drags looking for either a relaxing spa break, an activity break, or a mix of the two.

Their kayaking break includes two nights in one of their luxurious bedrooms, each of which has its own private balcony with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and breakfast on both mornings in the Gulfstream Restaurant. You can enjoy access to their heated Seawater Therapy Pool, Sauna, Hammam and Relaxation Areas, and a very special moonlight kayak where you will take to the water with the professionals from Atlantic Sea Kayaking and enjoy a leisurely and atmospheric kayaking experience in the moonlight  There is always something to make you gasp on the moonlight / starlight kayak trip, whether it be the silhouette of the seabirds on the bank, the red sunset, the whole panoply of stars overhead, the moonlight reflected on the water, or, at certain times of year, the astonishing bio-luminescence. This is a light emitted by marine life, which, from the paddler’s point of view, causes the water to light up around your paddle in 1,000 tiny lights.

The kayaking break costs from €210 per person sharing for 2 nights bed and breakfast and the kayaking experience.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty Co Cork

Tel: +353 23 883 3143



Las Vegas

Probably the ultimate destination for a stag or hen party is Las Vegas but it doesn’t have to leave you with a hangover! There lots of incredible things to do

Las Vegas – if you are traveling from Shannon TRAVEL AGENT: Cassidy Travel

has incredible prices

– 5 Nights
– Departing 5th September 2019
– Flights, hotel & 23kg bags included.
– Choice of hotels:
o 3*Stratosphere from €389pp
o 3*Excalibur Hotel and Casino from €449pp
o 4*New York-New York Hotel from €529pp
– only €50pp deposit

Contact Cassidy Travel on 0818 – 332500 for more info or visit www.cassidytravel.ie


Tour America


Las Vegas fr€599pp
Return fights with American Airlines, All taxes and charges
4 Nights accommodation
Based on 4 sharing
Date of departure: 08th May 2019
Our Ref: 644676
Attractions on the Las Vegas Strip

See Las Vegas from on top of the world’s largest observation wheel, the High Roller.
Meet your favourite celebrities and Las Vegas legends at Madame Tussaud’s.
Let the Fountains at the Bellagio mesmerise you as they dance to music.
See Las Vegas from a new perspective on a helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip.
Get a Selfie at the Las Vegas Sign.
Be wowed at the Bellagio Botanical Gardens which are redesigned for every season.
Enjoy a winter wonderland in the desert by going ice-skating at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. (winter only)
Take in a stunning Cirque Du Soleil Show.
Catch the Volcano show at The Mirage Hotel.
Take a stroll through the stunning, brand new Las Vegas Park, located between the New York New York hotel and the Monte Carlo Hotel.
Get up close and personal with Flamingo’s at the Flamingo Hotel’s Wildlife Habitat.
See your favourite celebrity perform in concert. Popular choices are Britney Spears, Celine Dion and JLO.
Food & Dinning

Have a drink in the world famous Chandelier Bar in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Don your hospital gowns at the Heart Attack Grill before you feast on heart-attack inducing food at this fun restaurant. The Heart Attack Grill is located in Fremont Street.
Try to find the world famous Secret Pizza location in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel.
Treat your sweet tooth to a delicious cupcake from the Sprinkles ATM at the Linq Hotel.
Grab a burger from Shake Shack and enjoy a taste of New York City
Off The Strip

For a spectacular and fun experience, be sure to head to Fremont Street to take in the Light Show.
If you watch Pawn Stars on History, a visit to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop from the show is a must.
The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas is an interesting and interactive experience that is perfect for anyone who has an interest in the history of the mob in the USA.
The Neon Museum is the perfect attraction for those who’d like to learn the history of Las Vegas’ most famous signage from through the years.
The Pinball Hall of Fame is always a hit with those who are fans of gaming and who would like a walk down memory lane while on their trip!
If you’re looking for a quirky photo op, be sure to visit the largest golden nugget in existence at the Golden Nugget Hotel.
If you want to experience the Old Wild West, a visit to the Bonnie Springs Ranch Ghost Town is a must do. This unique attraction is a short drive from the Las Vegas strip.
If you have an exciting and interesting day trip, we recommend doing a tour of the nearby Hoover Dam.
Outdoor Activity

All who visit Las Vegas should experience the breathtaking Grand Canyon and the best way to experience it, is on a helicopter tour! One of our favourite tours allows you to land at the base of the Canyon and enjoy a champagne lunch as you take in spectacular views.
If you’re on a budget or if you fancy the idea of a road trip, you can also take a bus tour to the Grand Canyon! This is another fantastic way to experience it and if you’re lucky, your tour might even take you down along part of the historic Route 66!
If you fancy an outdoor experience that’s a little closer to Las Vegas, a visit to Red Rock Canyon which is located nearby to the Las Vegas Strip is a must do.
If you want to experience the adventurous side of the Nevada desert, why not try a desert dune buggy adventure!

Adrenaline Activities

If you fancy seeing Fremont Street from a new perspective, then a go on the Fremont Street Zip-Line is a must!
Race through the streets of New York on the Big Apple Coaster at the New York New York hotel.
Swim with sharks at the Golden Nugget by racing through a shark infested pool on an exciting tube slide.
The Adventuredome at the Circus Circus hotel is an indoor theme park of thrilling rides, all waiting to be tried.
If you fancy a theme park in the sky, the Stratosphere Adventure Rides are a must. But be warned, they are not for the faint-hearted.
If you’re a lover of cars, why not test drive a Lamborghini or a Ferrari! There are many opportunities to do this in Las Vegas.
Another activity that always proves popular in Las Vegas is gun range shooting. Enquire at your hotel concierge locally for more information on local ranges.


Las Vegas is a mecca for shoppers and the city offers everything from high end luxury shopping malls to bargain outlets. Below are a list of our favourite shopping centres.

For all you need to know about Las Vegas see https://www.lvcva.com/


Two of the most popular destinations for stag parties are Krakow and Prague

so I found these great deals….

TRAVEL AGENT: Cassidy Travel

– 2 nights
– Departing 4th Oct
– Flights, hotel  & 10kg hand luggage
– Choice of hotels:
o 3*Apartwawel is €205pp
o 4*Apartamenty Habitan is €219pp

Contact Cassidy Travel on 0818 – 332500 for more info or visit www.cassidytravel.ie

Prague, Czech Republichttps://www.clickandgo.com/design-your-own-holiday/customise/2019-03-28/3/2::0/BB/DUB/0/837/206/248?search=all/Prague/2019-03-28/3/2::0//DUB/0



3 nights in the 4 star Kinsky Garden Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Double Standard on a Bed & Breakfast basis       
Return flights from Dublin to Prague
Airport taxes & charges
From €249pp


Contact Click&Go on 01 539 7777 for more info or visit www.clickandgo.com




Golf in portamao

Cassidy golf

Tivoli Marina Portimão

The Tivoli Marina Portimão is a 4 star resort with a privileged location next to Portimão Marina and Praia da Rocha in the Algarve, Portugal. This hotel is perfect for spending a holiday with friends or family and is right next to shops, restaurants and entertainment. Water sports, golf and activities for children are just some of the options available. It offers ample studios and apartments divided among three buildings, the Marina Sun, Marina Deck and Marina Beach which are walking distance from all the hotel’s services, including the 3 pools (one for children) and the restaurants and bars inside the resort.

Total from
03 Night Stay + 2 Rounds Golf From €239pp 05 Night Stay + 4 Rounds Golf From €429pp

Holiday Options:

3 nights stay + 2 rounds golf €239pp
5 nights stay + 4 rounds golf €429pp

Dates available: April/May 2019





New York City – http://itaa.ie/2019/01/28/5-nights-in-new-york-city-from-only-e585pp/
TRAVEL AGENT: Tour America

– 5 nights in NYC
– Departures August 2019
– From €585pp
– Based on four sharing

Price includes:
– Return flights to NYC
– Taxes, charges and luggage

You can contact Tour America at 01 817 3535


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